Alert - May 14, 2007
Director Guy Maddin and Cast to Appear
In Person for Q & A sessions with the Film Version of BRAND UPON THE BRAIN! at
the Village East & Angelika Cinemas This Week
BRAND'S 5-DAY GROSS FOR LIVE SHOW HITS $63,837.
Following a successful live show engagement at
the The Village East, which grossed $63,837 (the last four shows are today and May 15),
Guy Maddin's BRAND UPON THE BRAIN! will open in its film version (with Isabella Rossellini
on the recorded soundtrack) for two days at the Village East (May 16 & 17) before
continuing on at the Angelika Theatre and the Lincoln Plaza in New York City. Further
expansion will be announced for the week of May 26th.
Director Guy Maddin will appear for discussion following the 7 PM shows and
introduce the 9:30 PM shows on May 16 & 17 at the Village East along with actors
Katherine E. Scharhon (Wendy/Chance Hale), Gretchen Krich (Mother) and Erik Maas
(Adult Guy Maddin). On Friday, May 18 & Saturday, May 19, Maddin and cast will appear
following the 8 PM shows and they will introduce the 10:20 PM shows. All guests are
subject to availability.
"One of the 10 best films of the year." -- Manohla Dargis, The
New York Times
The Historic Village East Cinema, 181 2nd
Avenue, New York, New York 10003 (at 12th Street), 212.529.6998
"Guy Maddin's latest astonishment-- has ransacked
film history and his own delirious imagination to create a work like none other: a
silently shot film about a man who, on revisiting his childhood home, hurtles unto a past
where orphan children, coy lesbian lovers, and a mad scientist converge."
- Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
"This is the film even of
the year and it arrives dripping with something called Orphan Nectar."
Grady Hendrix, The New York Sun
Guy Maddin, the Foley artists and cast members
subject to their availability.
Broadcast quality Music and Video Clips are
available upon request.
Press seats for live shows are extremely limited and
will only be issued to fast breaking, covering press.
(and photos of what this production looks
Detailed press information: press kit, hi-res photos, music clips, Foley details,
trailers and more are accessible from this site:
BRAND UPON THE BRAIN!
Opens May 9th - 15th as a film
accompanied by a live stage show in New York City, followed by presentations in Chicago
(May 18 - 20) and Los Angeles (June 8 - 10). The film will continue to open across the
country as a regular film release with pre-recorded soundtrack. Isabella Rossellini's
voice is on the print as the 'narrator.'
In the New York Area BRAND will open in the following theatres:
Village East Cinema, New York - Starts May 9
Angelika Film Center, New York - Starts May 18
Lincoln Plaza - Starts May 18
Additional theatres are in the process of being booked. Please see
This film is unrated.
A Vitagraph Films / The Film Company Release
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Margot Gerber (National
Publicist) will be in NYC May 8 - 11.
213.590.9704 | firstname.lastname@example.org